Relatively new to the woodworking industry, digital printing can be used in a variety of applications, including: furniture, flooring, store fixtures and point-of-purchase displays, wall paneling and even cabinetry.

The following are some of the advantages offered with a digital print finishing system:

Total Design Flexibility
Virtually unlimited design options, including: woodgrains, patterns, logos and photographs.

High Image Quality
High-quality, high-resolution images can be produced. In some cases, a “photo-like” appearance.

Production or Batch Size One
Fast setup on these machines enables woodworkers to print one or one thousand, quickly and easily.

Substrate Versatility
Images can be printed on a variety of substrates, including: composite panels, veneer, plastics, decor paper, edgebanding and more.

Fast Turnaround
Short turnaround times get products to market faster — all while providing design appeal on demand.

Low Labor Requirements
Unlike older print screen processes, which can be labor intensive, digital printing can be performed with minimal personnel.

Enhances Low-Cost Materials
Can give composite panels, plywood or off-spec veneers the look of high-priced or rare veneer species. Low-cost flooring also can be enhanced with printed exotic grains.

No Downtime
Unlike with many other wood finishing systems, no physical setup or cleanup time is required.

Production Integration
Digital printers can be integrated into existing production lines as a bypass solution to traditional finishing methods.

Large Color Spectrum
CMYK ink systems, UV or water-based systems available.

Sources: Hymmen, Cefla North America, Durst, Stiles Machinery and Dieffenbacher